191223-11 Edward S. Curtis, The Vanishing Race; Silvertone ; Original Frame
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12 1/8" x 15 3/4" / 20" x 23" frame
With excellent contrast and definition.
Photographed in 1904, The Vanishing Race was Curtis’ signature piece and was the visual metaphor for the core conceptual underpinning of Curtis’ entire thirty-year project i.e., that Native Americans, as a culture, at least, were vanishing. It became Curtis’ over-arching goal to create a record of them and their world before they disappeared forever. Curtis searched for an image to illustrate this idea for nearly four years before creating The Vanishing Race. A century ago, it was by far and away Curtis’ most popular single image. Today it still remains a highly sought after classic.